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  • Ackworth School
    Ackworth
    Pontefract
    West Yorkshire
    WF7 7LT
  • Head: Mr Anton Maree
  • T 01977 611401
  • F 01977 616225
  • E admissions@ack…orthschool.com
  • W www.ackworthschool.com/
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2. to 19
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Wakefield
  • Pupils: 474
  • Religion: Quaker
  • Fees: Senior Day £13,185; Boarding £25,005 pa
  • Open days: September and May
  • ISI report: View the ISI report
  • Linked schools: Coram House

What the school says...

Ackworth has always been a co-educational, boarding and day school. For over 230 years, we have maintained a passion for teaching and learning. We are proud of our traditions and family values, but equally proud of our innovative approach to co-education.

Ackworth is a dynamic and forward-thinking school. We strive to develop resilient individuals who not only think creatively, but also act ethically and with responsibility. We encourage our students to express themselves with confidence, to embody the Quaker value of speaking respectfully to others, but also in a way that is true to themselves and their beliefs.

Located in a beautiful rural setting in Yorkshire, we offer broad educational opportunities from nursery age to sixth form, for day pupils and boarders.

Some of these opportunities are:

proven academic performance
a safe and supportive atmosphere
the strength of quiet reflection
excellent sport, music, drama, visual arts and recreational facilities
Please come and visit us. I look forward to welcoming you to Ackworth.

Anton Maree

Head
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking History at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Chinese at an English Independent School (GCE A level)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Geography at an English Independent School (Level1/2 certificates)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Geography at an English Independent School (Level1/2 certificates)

Other features

International Study Centre - school has a linked, international study centre for overseas students wishing to improve their English.

Sports

Unusual sports

Fencing

Sailing

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Special Education Needs

The school has an Autism Resource which provides education for four students with Asperger's syndrome taught individually and integrated as is appropriate to mainstream classes. The school has a qualified SEN teacher providing support to students with dyspraxia and dyslexia and working with teachers to support student learning. However the school does not have learning support assistants. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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